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Should I Get Certified?

Certifications can be costly and time-consuming, so as a job seeker, it’s important to determine which certifications are worth your while. JG Carver (ITAC’s IT Business Development Manager), Charles Baughman (ITAC’s Chief Administrative Officer PHR, SHRM-CP) and Kemper Trull (ITAC’s Nashville Market Leader) weighed in on this frequently asked question.

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By itacareers
July 17, 2018

Leaves of Absence Prep 101

Your employees are human, which means occasionally they encounter situations that take them away from work for extended periods of time.

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By itacareers
July 10, 2018

Mid-Year Job Market Report

Believe it or not, we are more than halfway through 2018. Remember in January when we were setting career goals and discussing trends to watch?

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By itacareers
July 6, 2018

Join ITAC at Sloss Tech 2018!

ITAC Solutions is excited to sponsor and attend the Southeast’s preeminent tech festival for the third year in a row!

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By itacareers
June 27, 2018

ITAC Solutions Welcomes Hope Housel to the Birmingham Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Hope Housel to Birmingham’s recruiting team!

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By itacareers
June 27, 2018

ITAC Solutions Welcomes Riggs Symonds to the Birmingham Team

ITAC Solutions is excited to welcome Riggs Symonds to Birmingham’s recruiting team! 

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By itacareers
June 13, 2018

10 Scarce Job Skills in Nashville

Despite being one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and experiencing an influx of new residents from across the country, Nashville is still suffering from a skills gap.  A skills gap occurs when employer demand for a certain skill exceeds worker supply of that skill in a certain area. For instance, while Nashville has an abundance of individuals specialized in music production and healthcare management, it is lacking tech-savvy individuals.

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By itacareers
June 5, 2018

What Software Developers Want

In today’s job market, software developers are in high-demand, and candidates with these skills need to be wooed. Is your company struggling to recruit, hire and retain software development talent? Here’s what software developers are looking for in a company (in addition to a competitive salary, of course): 

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By itacareers
May 29, 2018

Diploma to Paycheck in 6 Steps

Congratulations, you graduated! Now what? Stepping into the “real world” and finding that first job is a daunting task for any new graduate. The good news is that employers plan to hire 4 percent more graduates from the class of 2018 than they did from the class of 2017, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employees (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 survey. Plus, these 15 industries plan to hire the most college graduates in 2018.

 

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By itacareers
May 22, 2018

It’s Nice to do Business in Birmingham

Just a few years ago, Birminghamians envied the growth and revival of other cities. Today, we have collectively established Birmingham as a breeding ground for success and are beginning to brag on our own city’s accomplishments. For instance, start-up stories, like Shipt, are making headlines and proving success is possible; companies, like Stewart Industries and Autocar, are choosing to relocate or expand to Birmingham; and small businesses are quickly growing into medium- and large-sized businesses.

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By itacareers
May 15, 2018

ITAC Solutions Honored with 2018 Top Tiger Distinction by Auburn University

We are thrilled and proud to announce that ITAC earned the distinction of being a “Top Tiger” for the fourth year in a row! This honor is awarded to the fastest-growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni. Presented by Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business and Business Alabama magazine, the “Top Tiger” program celebrates the entrepreneurial success of alumni from each of Auburn’s 12 degree-granting colleges and schools.

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By itacareers
April 17, 2018

10 Scarce Job Skills in Atlanta

Job skill scarcity occurs when employer demand for a certain skill exceeds worker supply of that skill in a certain area. In other words, these are the skills employers are actively seeking and having trouble finding. As a job seeker, it’s beneficial to pay attention to what skills are scarce in certain areas to know where it may be easier for you to find a job within your skillset or what skills you could acquire to be more attractive to employers in your city.

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By itacareers
March 27, 2018

Assessing Cultural Fit

At ITAC, we understand the importance of cultural fit. In fact, our mission is to improve lives by connecting the right candidates with the right client companies. Cultural fit is the ability of an employee to comfortably work in an environment that is compatible with his/her own beliefs, values and needs. A quality cultural fit results in a happy, productive employee.

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By itacareers
March 20, 2018

There’s Momentum in Mobile

From its family-friendly nature to its annual Mardi Gras festivities, living in Mobile has unique perks. This coastal town not only offers a low cost of living, but its small-town atmosphere and proximity to the beaches also generate a higher standard of living. Mobile may be a smaller town than any other ITAC market, but the momentum of the city rivals that of Nashville, Huntsville and Birmingham.

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By itacareers
March 13, 2018

Why You Should Always Keep Your Resume Updated

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By itacareers
November 16, 2017

ITAC Recognized as a 2017 Best of Birmingham Honoree!

We're excited to announce that for the second year in a row, ITAC Solutions has been recognized as a Best of Birmingham Honoree! Each year, Birmingham Magazine polls its readers to determine the best people, places, businesses and activities in the Magic City. Recently, the magazine released the results of this year's poll.

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By itacareers
October 23, 2017

How to Give Negative Feedback

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By itacareers
August 8, 2017

How to Plan a Job Search Staycation

Spring break season is here! How are you spending your week-long vacation? If you’re an upcoming college graduate looking for an entry level job, spring break gives you the uninterrupted time needed to jump start your job search.

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By itacareers
March 6, 2018

How to Manage Remote Employees

Telecommuting and remote workforces are on the rise. In fact, SHRM reports that by 2020, three-quarters of U.S. employees will work remotely. Remote working certainly offers advantages to employees—flexibility, reduced commute times, decreased childcare costs and productivity, but it presents managers with the challenge of less interaction with their employees. As a manager, how can you maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages? Check out these tips for managing remote employees:  

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By itacareers
February 13, 2018

ITAC Takes on Nashville

As one of the fastest-growing metropolitans in the U.S., Nashville is experiencing constant change in the company landscape and an influx of new talent from around the country. Not only is it known for its prominence in the healthcare industry, but Nashville’s technology sector is also seeing major growth. Overall, the city is becoming more transient, which brings in great diversity in ideas and experience and opens the door to job growth.

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By itacareers
February 6, 2018

The Importance of Soft Skills

Not only are hiring managers looking for candidates possessing job-specific hard skills, but they’re also seeking candidates who demonstrate the soft skills necessary for success.

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By itacareers
January 30, 2018

7 Ways to Improve Retention in 2018

Today’s ongoing war for top talent and generation of job hoppers makes it challenging to improve employee retention. Though employees are a company’s most valuable asset, employee turnover is a huge problem for many employers these days. Keep your employees happy and improve your employee retention rate in 2018 with these seven strategies:

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By itacareers
January 23, 2018

Find Flexibility in 2018

From telecommuting and flexible scheduling to freelance and part-time work, the number of flexible jobs is on the rise. Workplace flexibility is such a popular perk with job seekers these days, and employers are starting to notice and adapt. What’s so great about workplace flexibility? Not only does it improve employee work-life balance, but it also leads to increased employee performance and productivity.

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By itacareers
January 16, 2018

Huntsville & Nashville Named Hottest Cities for Tech Jobs

Calling all techies! Are you in search of a new job or a new city? According to Money, these 20 cities are where you should be looking in 2018. The article highlights that the tech industry is expanding beyond Silicon Valley and other big cities. Based on year-over-year job growth for engineering, software and IT roles, Huntsville, AL lands at the top of the list and Nashville, TN lands at eighth.

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By itacareers
January 9, 2018

Trends to Watch in 2018

A new year not only brings resolutions, goals and fresh starts, but it also brings new trends, fads and demands. Hiring and workplace trends impact how companies structure, recruit, train and retain their workforces. To stay competitive, it’s essential that employers and hiring managers are informed of the emerging trends and adjust workplace structure and hiring strategies as needed.

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By itacareers
January 2, 2018
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